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The Red House
Thriller, noir, by Delmer Daves, United States, 1947.
A young girl named Meg lives with her adoptive brother Pete and her elderly father on an isolated farm. The house is surrounded by woodland and seemingly inaccessible land known as 'The Red House'. The house is shrouded in mystery and local legends, and her presence casts an ominous shadow over the lives of Meg and her family. When Meg starts attending school, she falls in love with Nath, one of her classmates. Tensions mount when Nath decides to explore the grounds of the Red House and tries to uncover the secrets hidden within. This provokes the worried and intimidating reaction of Meg's father and Pete, who seem to want to hide something obscure related to the Red House.
The Red House is a psychological thriller that explores the buried secrets of the family's past and their impact on the present. The gloomy and claustrophobic atmosphere of the story creates a feeling of suspense and mystery. As the story unfolds, the secrets of the Red House and its connections to the family emerge, leading to shocking revelations and a tense climax. The film that mixes elements of noir and suspense with elements of family drama. It is known for its evocative cinematography and the intense performances of the cast and explores themes such as guilt, secrecy and redemption, with a psychological look at complex family dynamics. It is a lesser-known work of the psychological thriller genre that has become a cult movie over the years for its gripping storyline and intense performances.
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